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And so who is Richard Cash for Congress 2010?

May 12, 2009

(From his Facebook page this is what we know)

Richard Cash, Republican Candidate for the US House of Representatives, 3rd District of South Carolina

America is facing three great dangers, what I call “the three isms”, socialism, globalism, and a term I’ve coined: “secular hedonism.”

As the owner of two small businesses, my money is at risk every day. The idea that a business can be too big to be allowed to fail and should be bailed out by the taxpayers goes against the basic principles of free-enterprise capitalism. We’re rewarding irresponsibility and poor business practices, and that in itself is irresponsible.

When you combine the bailouts, President Obama’s interference with business, his drive towards nationalizing health care, his determination to “green” the economy, and his outlook on funding higher education, it’s obvious we’re heading in to a perfect storm of economic catastrophe known as socialism. It must be stopped.

In 1981, I studied abroad for a semester, and took a course on what was then known as the Common Market. It involved the free movement of goods across the borders of European countries. That has now evolved in to the European Union, a supra-national political entity that is gradually eroding the sovereignty of the nations involved.

We’re heading down the same road. First, NAFTA, then what, the North American Union? We have ambassadors and a State Department to handle relations with foreign countries. We don’t need entanglements with supra-national political bodies; I flatly oppose all that.

The issues of socialism and globalism are crucial, but the last issue is of the first importance. For a generation, we’ve been turning away from God and the Christian foundations of America. We’ve rejected the moral absolutes taught in the Bible, and we’ve allowed the Supreme Court to drive God out of the public square. The result is what I call secular hedonism and it’s eating away the soul of America.

This campaign is about the future of America. What kind of America will our children and grandchildren inherit? We are now in a moral free fall, and the results are devastating to society. We must turn back to God. It’s a simple, but profound truth. America, we must turn back to God.

-Richard Cash

About Richard:

-1982, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Furman, with a degree in economics and business.

-Richard and Marcia have been married for 24 years, and God has blessed them with 8 children, ranging in age from 5-20.

-Worked in the corporate world for 7 years as a computer programmer/systems analyst.

-1990, magna cum laude, Phi Alpha Chi graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, with a master’s degree in Theology.

-Worked full time for 7 years in pro-life movement with Pastors For Life, an Upstate organization of pastors and churches.

-Member of Christ Church, Evangelical Presbyterian, in Anderson, where Richard and Marcia serve as teachers and committee members.

-Founder and operator since 2003 of Road Runner Autos, llc, a used vehicle business located on Hwy 153.

-In 1999, purchased an ice cream truck, and developed that into Sweet Memories Ice Cream, llc, a fleet of 13 neighborhood ice cream trucks.

-Over the past 9 years, served as a volunteer soccer and basketball coach, as well as the athletic director for a youth sports organization, overseeing and building it up from one team to eleven teams.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 24:15

*Discussion*: We welcome discussion and comments on the campaign of Richard Cash and important issues in America. Please keep all discussion loving and respectful, especially in disagreements. Inappropriate comments will be deleted.

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15 Comments leave one →
  1. Ben Bullock permalink
    May 13, 2009 3:28 PM

    So let’s see if I’ve got this right. He says:

    1) I support the free market = I oppose government interference in the Market.
    2) I oppose free-trade agreements = I support government interference in the Market.
    3) I oppose the ‘erosion’ of my particular brand of fundamentalism from public life = I support government interference in peoples’ personal lives, only if they enforce my beliefs on others.

    Is this right, Mr. Cash? It seems to me that you love and hate government interference, you just want it on your terms.

  2. May 14, 2009 7:13 PM

    A common misunderstanding is that by not allowing people of the same gender to marry, we are persecuting their lifestyle. Nobody is proposing “outlawing” homosexual relationships, rather, “fundamentalists” propose to reserve the unique status of “marriage” for a man and a woman.

    If someone firmly believes homosexuality is wrong, they will obviously try to convince the rest of the world to believe the same way. In the same way, homosexuals would like the world to believe that they are correct in their choice of lifestyle.

    If there is no authority on morality, than we will simply have a world where every man does what is right in his own eyes. In this world, the majority will dictate morality based on trends. If we are to believe that Mr. Cash is “wrong” in “forcing” his beliefs on others, we must first agree that right and wrong exist. That simply cannot be true without an authority: a god. “Tolerance” is not a synonym for “righteousness.” Every person has a limit to what they will tolerate. If a child decides to engage in sexual activities, will we tolerate this? They are individuals, can we force our values on them? We will not tolerate this, and rightly so. We all know this. What is it that makes that wrong? Many believe that it is the same thing that makes homosexuality wrong: an authoritative, moral decree. We all have limits to our tolerance. A modern worldview crumbles under the weight of examination.

  3. June 13, 2009 4:27 AM

    Supporting free trade agreements and opposing the expansion of those agreements into international political bodies that threaten the national sovereignty of the member states is entirely consistent. His statement is that he opposes “supra-national political bodies” not free trade agreements. As far as I know, NAFTA is not yet a political body, let’s hope people like Richard keep that from happening.

    The risk is that the very international agreements (that hold the force of law) that eliminate barriers to free trade can be co opted to circumvent national law established by elected legislative bodies.

  4. john a hagins jr permalink
    August 8, 2009 7:03 PM

    WE have as many as 4 federal judicial appointments coming up.
    SC through the bi-partisan co-operation of Senators Thurmond & Hollings have obtained 4 seats on teh 4th cirrcuit & 2 cnsecutive positons of Chief judge by Wlkins, a repub & Traxler, a demo. Both are excellent.
    If would be good to have Judge Henry FLoyd, {nominated by Bush, then spurned by Rove} advance to the 4th circuit.
    Since th Judicary committe who must approve nomination & democrats ahve the majority, It seem smart for Graham to vote for sotomayor & eh will absolultey need Demo co-operation to get these seats.

    You do not says much about your ability to co-operate..other than being scantimonious

    despite your bing “HEAVY” on your Religion {I button my pockets when somone atarts trumpting their religion}, you seem unable to be bi-partisan & more like a partisn SHrill..Most moderates ahve had baotu enough of that & you promise more..

  5. Sam Hughes permalink
    September 1, 2009 6:14 PM

    I really do not personally care about your personal Religious faith, what is most important concerning religion is if you believe in God and practice your religion faithfully instead of saying you are a Christian and leading people to believe you are a Christian, but your personal life demonstrates otherwise. Besides, being a certain religion, unless you call yourself a Muslim, is more than likely not going to get you a political office. Its how you plan to represent your Constituents in all the issues. For example, certain politicians, including the one you are trying to replace, did not always follow the desires of the majority of his Constituents, and instead supported Party Line politics. There are others in this state at the Federal level who have demonstrated worse than that! I want to know if you are a CONSERVATIVE or just one of those “good ole boy” Republican R.I.N.O.S that seem to be abundance around the state and country who continue to say they are Conservatives and they are truly not. They demonstrate this by all the Earmarks and other programs they continue to vote for to waste our hard earned TAX DOLLARS. Its there each and every time they pass some legislation and we get deeper in debt and we pay more out of our pockets with hardly any results, but yet they come back to this state and tell us how good they are and how much money they saved for us today while gloating with their fellow politicians and others they feel they personally owe by informing them they passed some bill which only accomodates that select few and the payback has been made.

  6. Marshall Whaley permalink
    September 22, 2009 6:02 PM

    I love secular hedonism…. I do it every day ! Usually once in the shower and again just before bed time !!

  7. Sam Robinson permalink
    October 1, 2009 9:13 PM

    Sir,
    Hang tough, the LORD is with you, and so are all of His true children. I take strength from Psalm 27:
    The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
    When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
    Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. …
    Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD.”
    we are praying for you, Sam and Jingle Robinson

  8. October 27, 2009 9:33 PM

    “Hang in there”. You have a tremendous amount of knowledge about the goings-on behind the scene in Washin gton and the world. We are behind you all the way, Richard. Debra McCuen

  9. April 27, 2010 5:18 PM

    Their is no money in a country being independent. The trillion dollars for the illegal Iraq war does not even cover what comes in in taxes. The left right paradigm is a joke. It is just one Globalist after another. They have to destroy America to do it. NAFTA GATT and the flood of illegals had destroyed this country. Afghanistan is a Narco state just like Mexico. Your country allows this, They occupy Afghanistan. 60 percent of Mexico wants to come here. No body in forces the law. Mexicans having anchor babies, every hospital in this country loses money. This country is gone. And they wanted welfare reform. Give all your money to the Wars and rebuilding other countries, the UN Monetary Fund. This country needs 2 Trillion just to bring it infrastructure up to par. They will establish a one world order. This is all by design. Operation North Woods(declassified 1960 operation), CIA black opes attack Americans and Blame it on Castro. We go to war, sound Familiar. Building 7 was employed says Ronald Reagen’s Star Wars Engineer. Bear Stearn’s Derivative Fraud, They run Washington with the lobbyist. Operation Shade where they exposed the military to Radiation up to 1990. This is what they think of You. Surf pays 20% taxes slaves pay 50% taxes all of the money goes to the Fascist 1% Military industrial complex, insurance companies now mandate payment, or they sick the IRS on you. They want your social security your pensions your life. They want it all. They only hope for this Country is the Return of Jesus Christ. These Money whores will destroy this country because they cant get enough. Its like a Junkie trying to get another fix. They sold America out with Slavery Arbitrage along with the American Dream. The only place that give the real news is infowars.com All of the Main Stream is Propaganda even FOX with its partial truths.

  10. Bruce L. permalink
    May 8, 2010 12:14 AM

    So if I understand right, Richard Cash is a used car salesman who owns ice cream trucks?

  11. Montgomery permalink
    May 10, 2010 9:28 PM

    Haha, a used car salesman who owns ice cream trucks? He graduated magne cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Furman, then got his masters degree at Gordon Conwell. He worked full time in the pro life movement, then he bought his first ice cream truck in ’99 and worked hard to build up a fleet of them that he leases out. He also owns a used car lot, yes. In my mind, he has much more in common with the people of the district than a career politician does.

  12. Terri Roberts permalink
    May 13, 2010 8:33 AM

    The following is an email sent to Richard cash by me. It will enlighten yu to exactly what type of person he is.
    Good afternoon Mr. Cash,

    I doubt you will read this! But I challenge you to take a moment of your valuable time to do so.

    I arrived home from work today to find you on my TV on WYFF 4 News. I remember you. I am not very politically active except to educate myself prior to voting and then to actually go and vote. However, in this case, I may make an exception. I will find out who your opponent is and I will volunteer my precious time, of which I have little, in order to aid in preventing you from representing me. I will tell you why.

    In the mid 1990s I had my God given parental rights usurped by you!

    Also, I believe you are USING God as a tactic and only believe in him as it applies to YOU and would not in any way consider that anyone else could have a valid opinion.

    I am a preachers kid and strongly believe in God and family myself. Let me tell you WHY I feel as I do.

    To refresh your memory, as mine has never faded on this subject.
    I am NOT even saying I have a different opinion from you on this subject because that doesn’t matter.

    In the mid 1990s I was driving my kindergartner to school with my even smaller child in the car. We had to pass Riverside High School in our route to our school. With NO prior warning of any kind, I topped the hill and there in front of me, and for my children to see, were PICTURES on signs of partially aborted fetuses. I do NOT care about your position on this subject and I repeat I am NOT here to say I disagree with your position. I am here to say, “YOU TOOK MY RIGHT AS A PARENT AWAY FROM ME WHEN YOU EXPOSED MY CHILD TO THAT HORROR!” I took my very upset child to school…comforted them as best I could, came home and immediately set about finding out who and what was responsible for such a thing. I was not warned so I could alter my path, nor was I warned on the road that it was upcoming so I could shield my children.

    I found out through the school and after many phone calls that in fact YOU were responsible and I called you. I spoke with you at length and in a normal voice explained my position. You informed me that you were the father of 5 or 6, at that time, and that your children were there and exposed to it regularly because as a parent you felt it was something appropriate for them to learn and be exposed to.

    I am going to tell you again now what I told you then. I would myself, and I have friends that are as we speak, defending YOUR right as a parent to raise your children as you see fit and in the way YOU think God would have you. I believe you are doing that for which no one can or should fault you. But, Mr. Cash, here’s the thing, YOU took MY parental rights away. I believe in God and I take his mandate to raise my children in his love and with guidance very seriously. Smart, informed and faithful people can and will disagree on how that is to be done. Personally I think HE will hold you accountable for having exposed them willing to such things, however that is not for me to say or for me to judge.

    I believe that if, God forbid, you should be elected, that your interpretation of how children should be raised and to what they should be exposed will be the only thing you can see, and the only way you will be willing to vote, which will affect my children. You will represent no one except those that feel exactly as you do. In public office it is sometimes necessary to put personal feelings aside and vote to represent a majority even if it differs even slightly from your own belief. After speaking to you personally and privately at length, I do NOT think YOU are capable of such a thing.

    You have my email address here and I challenge you to first read this and to then respond to me personally on the subject. People that USE Religion to promote what they believe while thinking the beliefs of others have no value scare me. It may work well if you hold every single belief the same however, even those that believe as you do on one subject may vary even slightly on another one. Those that USE God and a belief in Him as a scare tactic or a bully pulpit scare me and are among the MOST unchristian people I have the misfortune of dealing with in life, and rarely see or admit it.

    All these years later I have not forgotten, nor will I ever, the experience of topping that hill that day and having those signs in the face of my small children. I will also never forget the things you said to me on the phone that day, and we talked about 20 minutes.

    My next order of business here is to research your opponent and to get in touch with them and offer my precious and valued time to them, along with my story.

    My challenge stands, get in touch with me for a civil discussion. I am guessing you will neither read this, have it passed to you to read, nor get in touch. Will you prove me wrong?

    I will fight tooth and nail to preserve your rights and specifically your right to raise your children as you see fit and as you determine and interpret Gods’ will for you and your family. I have NO faith that you would do the same for me or my family.

    In my Bible, it tells me that God has made us different from the animals by giving us the abilty to think and make decisions, the consequesnces of which we will have to live with, good or bad. It did NOT tell me to sit back and not think for myself because HE gave Richard Cash some deeper understanding and therefore Richard Cashes way would be the ONLY right way. I do NOT feel I have to make YOU wrong in order for me to be right. And Mr. Cash, if you will forgive me saying so, YOU will NOT be standing beside me in front of God one day answering for the way I raised my children. I will be there alone and proud to say although I certainly made some mistakes, I did what I felt was right and supported others in the same tough decisions even when I didn’t agree with their decisions, trusting they were also trying to make the right ones for THEM.

    I pray, you are never in a position to make or even interpret law and I do not ever wish to be represented by you in government. I do however wish you and your lovely family well and all the best in a private, not public, life.

    Thank you for your time and I guess we’ll see if you or someone hides this issue from the light of day or faces it head on and in person. I will even privately provide you my phone number if you wish to again speak by phone as we did once so long ago. If you email me back and are serious about a discussion I will happily provide that information to you at that time.

    Most Sincerely,

    (I signed it to him including my email address but omitted it here in the comments)

  13. Terri Roberts permalink
    May 13, 2010 8:37 AM

    The following is an email I sent to Richard Cash, it will serve to enlighten you on what type of person he actually is.

    Good afternoon Mr. Cash,

    I doubt you will read this! But I challenge you to take a moment of your valuable time to do so.

    I arrived home from work today to find you on my TV on WYFF 4 News. I remember you. I am not very politically active except to educate myself prior to voting and then to actually go and vote. However, in this case, I may make an exception. I will find out who your opponent is and I will volunteer my precious time, of which I have little, in order to aid in preventing you from representing me. I will tell you why.

    In the mid 1990s I had my God given parental rights usurped by you!

    Also, I believe you are USING God as a tactic and only believe in him as it applies to YOU and would not in any way consider that anyone else could have a valid opinion.

    I am a preachers kid and strongly believe in God and family myself. Let me tell you WHY I feel as I do.

    To refresh your memory, as mine has never faded on this subject.
    I am NOT even saying I have a different opinion from you on this subject because that doesn’t matter.

    In the mid 1990s I was driving my kindergartner to school with my even smaller child in the car. We had to pass Riverside High School in our route to our school. With NO prior warning of any kind, I topped the hill and there in front of me, and for my children to see, were PICTURES on signs of partially aborted fetuses. I do NOT care about your position on this subject and I repeat I am NOT here to say I disagree with your position. I am here to say, “YOU TOOK MY RIGHT AS A PARENT AWAY FROM ME WHEN YOU EXPOSED MY CHILD TO THAT HORROR!” I took my very upset child to school…comforted them as best I could, came home and immediately set about finding out who and what was responsible for such a thing. I was not warned so I could alter my path, nor was I warned on the road that it was upcoming so I could shield my children.

    I found out through the school and after many phone calls that in fact YOU were responsible and I called you. I spoke with you at length and in a normal voice explained my position. You informed me that you were the father of 5 or 6, at that time, and that your children were there and exposed to it regularly because as a parent you felt it was something appropriate for them to learn and be exposed to.

    I am going to tell you again now what I told you then. I would myself, and I have friends that are as we speak, defending YOUR right as a parent to raise your children as you see fit and in the way YOU think God would have you. I believe you are doing that for which no one can or should fault you. But, Mr. Cash, here’s the thing, YOU took MY parental rights away. I believe in God and I take his mandate to raise my children in his love and with guidance very seriously. Smart, informed and faithful people can and will disagree on how that is to be done. Personally I think HE will hold you accountable for having exposed them willing to such things, however that is not for me to say or for me to judge.

    I believe that if, God forbid, you should be elected, that your interpretation of how children should be raised and to what they should be exposed will be the only thing you can see, and the only way you will be willing to vote, which will affect my children. You will represent no one except those that feel exactly as you do. In public office it is sometimes necessary to put personal feelings aside and vote to represent a majority even if it differs even slightly from your own belief. After speaking to you personally and privately at length, I do NOT think YOU are capable of such a thing.

    You have my email address here and I challenge you to first read this and to then respond to me personally on the subject. People that USE Religion to promote what they believe while thinking the beliefs of others have no value scare me. It may work well if you hold every single belief the same however, even those that believe as you do on one subject may vary even slightly on another one. Those that USE God and a belief in Him as a scare tactic or a bully pulpit scare me and are among the MOST unchristian people I have the misfortune of dealing with in life, and rarely see or admit it.

    All these years later I have not forgotten, nor will I ever, the experience of topping that hill that day and having those signs in the face of my small children. I will also never forget the things you said to me on the phone that day, and we talked about 20 minutes.

    My next order of business here is to research your opponent and to get in touch with them and offer my precious and valued time to them, along with my story.

    My challenge stands, get in touch with me for a civil discussion. I am guessing you will neither read this, have it passed to you to read, nor get in touch. Will you prove me wrong?

    I will fight tooth and nail to preserve your rights and specifically your right to raise your children as you see fit and as you determine and interpret Gods’ will for you and your family. I have NO faith that you would do the same for me or my family.

    In my Bible, it tells me that God has made us different from the animals by giving us the abilty to think and make decisions, the consequesnces of which we will have to live with, good or bad. It did NOT tell me to sit back and not think for myself because HE gave Richard Cash some deeper understanding and therefore Richard Cashes way would be the ONLY right way. I do NOT feel I have to make YOU wrong in order for me to be right. And Mr. Cash, if you will forgive me saying so, YOU will NOT be standing beside me in front of God one day answering for the way I raised my children. I will be there alone and proud to say although I certainly made some mistakes, I did what I felt was right and supported others in the same tough decisions even when I didn’t agree with their decisions, trusting they were also trying to make the right ones for THEM.

    I pray, you are never in a position to make or even interpret law and I do not ever wish to be represented by you in government. I do however wish you and your lovely family well and all the best in a private, not public, life.

    Thank you for your time and I guess we’ll see if you or someone hides this issue from the light of day or faces it head on and in person. I will even privately provide you my phone number if you wish to again speak by phone as we did once so long ago. If you email me back and are serious about a discussion I will happily provide that information to you at that time.

    Most Sincerely,

    (In the original email to Mr. Cash I included my name and email address here but have omitted it here in this comment)

  14. Ben Baugher permalink
    May 22, 2010 6:37 PM

    Terri,

    I share your concern about Richard Cash, though for slightly different reasons. Like you, after hearing him speak, I vowed to offer what I could to his opponent. I am now very happy working with the Jane Dyer for congress campaign and would be more than happy to give you any information in that regards. Please feel free to visit http://www.janedyerforcongress.com if you would like any more information.

    I can tell from my time working with Jane that she is a fascinating woman, a loving Christian, a wonderful mother and a capable candidate.

  15. Wesley Wilson permalink
    May 24, 2010 3:04 PM

    In response to Terri Roberts’ double post:

    Terri, it is unfortunate that children see the horrors of abortion. But until we are willing to look evil in the face and acknowledge it is there, we can never destroy it. The tragedy greater than having to see the results of abortion is that it goes on–that babies are ripped apart in their mothers’ wombs.

    Would you be angrier about a slave auction happening or that your children saw a slave auction in progress?

    Would you be angrier about a lynching, or that your children witnessed it?

    Are you angrier about the killing of babies or that your children saw the gruesome results? You already answered that.

    Silence in the face of evil is very often complicity with it.

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